Many Hearts are Homeless / Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters / Friday: At School

So many Hearts
are homeless,
lost
on a long highway
to anywhere
but Home.

Where
do we go
from here?
Perhaps,
in a direction
unknown.

We are
far more simplistic
and Beautiful,
than illusioned in this
material World.

              To anywhere but Home.

We are
Heart and Soul,
the Dream
of our Maker,
the Deep Love God Created,
the very Breath
of His Life.

So where,
My Dear Friends,
do we go?
.
Inward.
In the direction
we are
not aware of.

The longest Journey
we can make,
from the Head
to the Heart,
can be made
in one moment
of Time –
in this Life,
in this Time.

                     In one moment.

The war
for sanity
and our search
for the Sacred,
is not on
a battlefield.
Long before
we realize we are
at war,
we wander through
many minefields
of the mind.

As a very young person,
I often wondered:
How do we learn to live
in this reality?
And what is it?
What is
truly real?

The illusions of
Life
create so very many
truly devastating
and depressing
expectations, horizons, and prejudices
leading to self-destruction,
and wars.

Yes,
I searched
my mind
for so many years.
Until,
one day,
I discovered I was looking
in all the wrong places.

    Looking in all the wrong places.

What I needed,
and found after fervent Prayer,
was to look beyond
what we can see,
to a far deeper
reality.

As I looked up one day,
to see the precious flying Creations
in God’s stunningly Beautiful Sky,
I stopped thinking
and I began to feel,
to feel very deeply,
with all my Heart,
in the reality that
God Loves us.

How
could it be
anything
other.
God is Love.
And WE
are His Children.

My Precious Mother Marie.

I Prayed for His guidance.
And in one moment,
one Beautiful moment in Time,
I was reminded
of something my precious Mother
told me many years ago:

“You are meant to Live
for much more than yourself.
Pursue God’s purpose for you
and do so
with great passion.”

So I looked beyond
me.

                     Look beyond me.

.
What defines us,
guides us through this
brief, precious Life.

My Dear Parents,
our children cannot define themselves.
They are given the wrong definitions
of self.
They are based upon what we accomplish,
the opinions of others,
the self-defeating lies we tell ourselves,
on appearance or possessions
– which always leave us feeling
we are not good enough,
we do not have enough,
we are not
enough.

I beg of you
to tell them the
Truth.

There is no Higher
Truth,
no Greater
Reality
if they embrace their true identity
as God’s Beloved Child.

Our value is intrinsic
and secured by God.
It is NOT dependent on our abilities
or whether or not other people accept you.
Hey,
if they don’t accept you,
count your Blessings.
You are unique!

God knows you.
He accepts you.
He LOVES you.

   Our children cannot define themselves.

Immerse yourself in God’s Word.
Places His Scripture
deep into your Soul.

This REALITY,
what is truly real,
will transform you.

Make decisions,
for yourself
and especially for your Children,
based upon Biblical Teachings
for guidance.

Learn from our history.

And the History
of Mankind,
OUR kind,
is not pretty.

There is no Higher Truth, no Greater Reality.

I pray tonight for everyone.
May your Dreams become reality,
and may your precious Lives be filled
with Love for one another,
and the Love
of God.

Goodnight.

            Immerse yourself in God’s Word.

“Be Thou my Vision,
O Lord of my Heart
Naught be all else to me,
save that Thou art Thou my best Thought,
by day or by night Waking or sleeping,
Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom,
and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me,
Lord Thou my great Father,
I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling,
and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not,
nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only,
first in my heart High King of Heaven,
my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven,
my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys,
O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own Heart,
whate’er befall Still be my Vision,
O Ruler of all.”
traditional hymn from Ireland attributed to the sixth-century Irish Christian poet Dallán Forgaill

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                   Precious flying Creations.

Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters
by Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch:
Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters Report is Inaccurate

By Mary on January 31, 2011 in General Info, Health, Health, Misinformation, Position Statements, Resources, Smart Meter News

Daniel Hirsch, lecturer and expert in nuclear policy and radiation at UCSC, criticized the California Council on Science and Technology’s (CCST) “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters” report. CCST is a partner with the US Department of Energy, funder and promoter of smart meters.

Here he is on video in an impromptu interview after a lecture he gave at Stevenson College, UCSC about the crisis in Fukushima.  He was asked about smart meter radiation and the ‘independent’ CCST report on the health effects of smart meters:

The draft report by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) does not appear to answer the questions asked of it by the requesting elected officials. Furthermore, rather than being an independent, science-based study, the CCST largely cuts and pastes
estimates from a brochure by the Electric Power Research Institute, an industry group, issued some weeks earlier.

The EPRI estimates appear incorrect in a number of regards. When two of the most central errors are corrected – the failure to take into account duty cycles of cell phones and microwave ovens and the failure to utilize the same units (they should compare everything in terms of average whole body exposure) the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower.

Comparison of Radio-Frequency Levels to the Whole Body from Various Sources in μW/cm2 over time [corrected for assumed duty cycle and whole body exposure extrapolated from assumed cell phone dose at ear].

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

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                     God’s stunningly Beautiful Sky.

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The Heart That Beats Within / Safflower Benefits / Trip: Modern Art Museum

“A little philosophy
inclineth a man’s mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy
bringeth men’s minds
about to religion”
.
– Lord Bacon

At window

Look out the window of this brief view of Life.

God gives us truly beautiful gifts.

This we know
With eyes to see,
And ears to hear,
And the mirror of our mind
To remember.

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Truly beautiful gifts

But it is the Heart
That can plainly tell
You are one
Of those gifts.

Our Hearts daily sing,
At times,
As quietly
As the dark is
Night.

But we little know,
Deep inside,
Just how rare and beautiful it is
For a person, of any age,
To acknowledge
In the time we have on this Earth
The dynamic and wonderful deeds
We do for others.

boy with birds

Gaze into the Infinite and beautiful sky.

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How rare and beautiful.

We never seem to do justice
To ourselves in recognizing
The thoughts and efforts
We have contributed to
Countless friends and family,
And those we have
Not met.

Justice
Is a fleeting thing,
And can appear meaningless
In the Grand View of All things.

But the Love of God,
As it flows through you
From our Father
In Heavens Above,
Sees you.
He feels you,
He knows
You,
He is you.

boy and sand

The Love of God flows through you.

The Heart
That beats within His child
Is His.
And throughout your precious Being
His dynamic presence flows
From an Everlasting Grace.

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Most go never being known.

Listen
To the song
Of your Heart.
Look out the window
Of this brief view of Life.
Gaze into the Infinite and Beautiful sky.
You will see many memories,
Moments that passed by,
Emotions more real
Than are you.

The Human Spirit
Is able to return
To the Love
From which it came.

TREE in hand

The story of your Life begins and ends with you.

The stories you share
Have a Life of their own.
Moments of great Love,
And greater Sacrifice,
Flow like a Sacred River
To an Infinite Sea
Of what we feebly know,
Of what has been,
Can ever be.

flushed_by_struller

The course we chart in Life carries more than we.

The course we chart in Life
Carries more than we.
It harbors our Dreams,
And Memories,
All the Love we came to be,
The Compassion we felt
For others,
And
So very much more
We shall never truly know,
Never see.

This is Life.

But the story of your Life
Begins and ends
With you.

Every page
Knows your name,
Each chapter begins
Anew.

river

Like a Sacred River to an Infinite Sea.

Everyone lives their own story.
Some create a legacy,
A story that will always be remembered.
Most
Go never being known,
Save by God,
Never being unknown.

God’s Love for you
Will never let you keep
The love you have for others
Forever inside.

sky

His dynamic presence flows from an Everlasting Grace.

Gently moving,
Your Love drifts
From Life
Into your Dreams,
That break upon the rocks
Of the Real World,
His World.

boy

Did He not leave the ninety and nine in search of one?

ugly_beauty_by_struller

So very much more we shall never know, never see.

God conveys His Dreams
To protect us,
To heal,
To change us
And save us
From ourselves,
To guide us
In the direction we take.
Should we humble ourselves
In Prayer,
Should we ask,
We shall receive.

One Blessed Night
We will, at last,
At long last,
Listen
To His Heart
As He speaks to ours.

You are a dream.
And when you dream,
A dream within
A dream.

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         We are that one.

God lives in Life by Faith.
If you have Faith
God will abide in His Word.
Without Faith
What have you
But yourself?

Dreams from the Lord
Can speak directly
To your Heart.

Exercise your Faith
In Prayer.
Your Faith
Is the Pathway
To connect your Heart
To the never ending,
Ever spinning
Windmills of your mind,
O Dreamer of Dreams.

earth

In the time we have on this Earth.

Ask God for the Grace
To Awaken your Heart
And become
His Dream.

We are Beloved
Beyond Belief,
Infinite
And Everlastingly.

Did He not leave
The ninety and nine
In search of one?

road

The Human Spirit is able to return to the Love from which it came.

We are that
One.
Believe in One
Who Believes
In you.

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God gives us truly beautiful gifts. You are one of those gifts.

Great Courage and Dignity
Reside within your Faith.
And so does
Salvation.

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Your Love drifts from Life into your Dreams.

My thanks to Kayla
sharing the following:

Safflower is in the “battle of the bulge”.
With millions of people praising this so called “miracle pill”
that you take as a supplement to lose weight,
it has been getting a lot of attention
since it was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

Surprisingly,
many people who struggle daily with their weight
have yet to hear about this powerful option.
Those that have heard of Safflower are confused
about what it is, how to use it,
and how to avoid falling for ineffective formulas.

lycaena_dispar_by_mantide

Great Courage and Dignity reside within your Faith.

According to Dr. Oz,
Safflower works in more than one way.
The first way is that it goes in and causes the body
to burn fat from within “like a furnace,”
literally melting the fat away.

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We are Beloved Beyond Belief.

The second feature, and the most important one,
is that after Safflower has burnt the fat,
you’re left with the sleek, lean muscle
that was buried underneath.

The third feature
is its ability to strengthen
not only the muscles,
but the bones as well.
read more
“This thing is lightning in a bottle;
it’s a miracle
flower to fight your fat”

Results of a 12-week clinical study are
published in the US National Library of Medicine
(National Institutes of Health).

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Without Faith, what have you but yourself?

Safflower contains no stimulants.
Safflower contains 10% Pure Safflower,
the active ingredient in CLA Safflower Oil.
Safflower has been found to burn belly fat
from within your body, boosting weight loss
by more than 33%.
Studies have shown that daily
Safflower intake can increase lean muscle
and bone density.

gabon__s_sphrodomantis_by_mantideOn Friday, Oct. 16, 2015,
we will meet at the
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH,
3200 Darnell Street (telephone 817-738-9215)
at 9:45 a.m.
Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early
or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

Our docent guided tour of “A New Republic” will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at 11:30 a.m. Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us.

Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the museum.

After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Exhibitions will include the permanent collection and “A New Republic”: Parents are advised that mature subject matter may be on exhibit including language, nudity, and sexual content.

The Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.

FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.

GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items. (I bought a DOG Bowl! Stop laughing.)

LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu & Observe POLICIES of the Museum (Yes, you must leave the art there!)

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. Parents / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS & WHO ARE YOU? are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 25 FossilMania in Glenrose (This is where Mrs. A found Dr. A – deeply discounted!)
Nov. 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school Thurs. & Fri.)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Dec. 20 Dr. A admitted for therapy (overexposure to children)
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The “ladder to nowhere” proves that you too can be an artist! Your career may go nowhere, but neither does the ladder. So, stop staring at the ladder! (This has been our favorite exhibit.)

 

A Deep Tranquility / Philosophy of Consciousness / Healthy Substitutions / Friday Trip

“As we read the school reports on our children,
we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that – thank Heaven – nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.”
– J. B. Priestly

Diana enjoyed the games at Main Event.

Diana enjoyed the many games at Main Event.

Ordinary happiness is a feeling that has an object
– for example, a happy event, winning a prize,
or wearing pretty new shoes.
But, If the issue of your happiness ceases to be an issue,
You may find it.

The problem with ordinary happiness is that it never lasts.
A happy event is soon followed by a sad one.
Most of us go through life looking for things to “make us happy.”
But this “fix” is never permanent,
so we keep looking.

We think of happiness
as something that floats
in and out of our lives.

The Rev. Dr. Nobuo Haneda,
a Jodo Shinshu priest and teacher,
said that “If you can forget your individual happiness,
that’s happiness defined.
If the issue of your happiness ceases to be an issue,
that’s the happiness”.

One word for “happiness”
from the early Pali texts is piti,
which is a deep tranquility.

Perhaps,
We have assumed it was
something else.

Ian enjoyed bowling.

We enjoyed bowling.

And now, for my students in Philosophy, I share a bit of knee-deep philosophical reflection from
Franklin F. Wolff, an American mystic, poet, philosopher, and mathematician, who combined an extraordinary intellect with profound mystical insight and a mathematically induced predilection toward meticulous analysis. Wolff devoted himself to the goal of transcending the normal limits of human consciousness. (So here I sit in front of a variety of references, including a wictionary, pictionary, yes, let’s make it a game, dictionary and what in the world is that-icktionary. You may need help too.)

Please do not return to class and tell me you thought so deeply about this and now your head hurts, again. My job is get you to use your head for something other than testing new shampoos. Remember, according to sub atomic particle physics, if you stop thinking, you, along with the rest of the Universe, may consequentially not exist. Einstein wondered if the moon would really disappear if everyone stopped looking at it – seriously!  See you on the flip side of reflection.

If you survive reading this, I will award you an Honorary Nth Degree, a mathematically specious solecism, to convey the message that your thought processes have been raised to an absurdly high level (or possible that you are confused too!). Enjoy . . . .

The Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff
by Thomas J. McFarlane
read more here

Wolff graduated from Stanford University in 1911 with a major in mathematics and minors in philosophy and psychology. He then went on to Harvard graduate school to study philosophy, where he was particularly influenced by the study of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. As a result of his philosophical studies, Wolff became convinced of the probable existence of a transcendent mode of consciousness that could not be comprehended within the limits of our ordinary forms of knowledge. Prior to completing his degree at Harvard, he returned to Stanford to teach mathematics. read more here

OK. Sit down and get really comfortable. If you fall asleep, it’s alright. I did. Now I shall attempt to help you navigate through the verbage (verbiage is, perhaps, more technically correct, but that’s verbage too). The overabundance or superfluity of words may heighten your anxiety, but keep focused. Pretend you are on safari and the machete of your mind is clearing a path. Set your alarm clock and wake up from time to time, and continue this voyage into the unbelievable and unknown. Clutch the arms of your chair, breathe deeply and hang on!

The Double Slit Experiment is an experiment in Quantum Physics in which the effects were shown by Thomas Young way back in 1803, but since has been proven even more strange by many others. It’s power truly reveals a mind-altering view of the world and how we affect it. read more

The Double Slit Experiment shows us that
we create reality
just by observing it.

Subatomic material will take every possible path at the same time as a wave when not observed. When observed, the particle collapses down to one point as a particle. What can this mean about us? Do we all have powers that we are not aware of? What it does seem to prove is that we create reality by observing it.

With that depth of understanding, Franklin Merrell-Wolff postulates the following: (Here is where you take a really deep breath.)

“Reality is inversely proportional to appearance”. In other words, the degree of the true substance or reality is the inverse or opposite of the degree of ponderability.

Lazer Tag was everyone's favorite.

Lazer Tag was everyone’s favorite.

Thus, concrete objects of experience, which have a high degree of ponderability, are the least substantial. Subtle or abstract objects of experience, on the other hand, which are less ponderable, partake of a higher degree of substantiality and reality.

The effect of this insight upon Wolff was an acceptance of substantial reality, where the senses reported emptiness, and a greater capacity to realize unreality in the material given through the senses. (Hang in there. It gets deeper.)

Thus, Liberation does not necessarily involve any new object of experience or change in the content of consciousness. To seek such a new object or experience, therefore, is a mistake. Genuine Realization, therefore, is a recognition of Nothing – but a Nothing that is absolutely Substantial and identical with the SELF. (You may need a nap about now.)

It is a nondual knowledge of identity that transcends space and time.

(Here is where you may decide to be happy and major in History. Then you can have faith that the past really happened and was not an illusion. You are going to need comforting thoughts.)

Some of the effects Wolff experienced were:
(1) A shift in the base of reference in consciousness, transplanting the roots of identity from the relative to the transcendent,
(2) a transformation of the meaning of self – to a space-like identity with the entire field of consciousness and all its contents,
(3) a sense of penetrating knowledge into the depths of reality,
(4) a transcendence of space, time, and causality,
(5) complete freedom and liberation from all bondage. Experienced were qualities of joy, felicity, serenity, peace, and benevolence.

Wyatt and Gavin played many games.

Wyatt and Gavin played many games.

(Now, I need to rest.)

Tension consisted in the contrast in valuation between the superlative Joy, Peace, Rest, Freedom and Knowledge of the Transcendent and the emptiness of the relative world.


Three Fundamentals of the Philosophy

of Franklin Merrell-Wolff

1. Consciousness is original, self-existent, and constitutive of all things. All experience and all objects are derivative from Consciousness. Thus Consciousness is constitutive of all things, i.e., all things are, in their ultimate nature, nothing but this Primordial Consciousness itself.

2. The Subject to Consciousness transcends the object of Consciousness. A concrete object in consciousness might be a visual perception of a chair or a sensation of pain in our foot. More subtle objects are appearances in consciousness such as a thought or memory, an intuition about something,

The subjective principle or aspect of consciousness is more fundamental to consciousness than the objective appearances in consciousness. The subjective principle is therefore transcendental, while the objective principle is not.

3. There are three, not two, organs of knowledge: perception, conception, and introception. Wolff’s philosophy is an affirmation of a third way of knowing which Wolff calls “introception”.

Perception includes all sensory knowledge we derive from seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting.

Lunch

We learned to space out our meals, so to speak.

Conception includes all knowledge we derive from thought, memory, imagination, and the like. If we admit only these two forms of knowledge, then our knowledge of reality is forever limited to our hypothetical, conceptual speculations about what reality might be.

Introception provides immediate, categorical knowledge that transcends the subject-object distinction, i.e., it is not a relational knowledge of something by something else, but a knowledge through identity in which there is only knowledge itself that includes and transcends both knower and known. It affirms that there is also a capacity for transcendental knowledge. (Where is a good Buddhist when you need one?)

(Please do not disturb me, I may be in a trance.)

Put on your thinking caps. Here are Highlights from
The Philosophy of Consciousness Without An Object

by Franklin Merrell-Wolff
  1.  Consciousness-without-an-object is. Before objects were, Consciousness-without-an-object is. Though objects seem to exist, Consciousness-without-an-object is. (I think I need an aspirin.)
  2. When objects vanish, yet remaining through all unaffected, Consciousness-without-an-object is. (Magicians know this.)
  3. Outside of Consciousness-without-an-object nothing is.
  4. Within the bosom of Consciousness-without-an-object lies the power of awareness that projects objects.
  5. When objects are projected, the power of awareness as subject is presupposed, yet Consciousness-without-an-object remains unchanged. (This is why teachers use transparencies.)
  6. When consciousness of objects is born, then, likewise, consciousness of absence of objects arises. (Kind of explains Algebra!)
  7. Consciousness of objects is the Universe.
  8. Consciousness of absence of objects is Nirvana. (This is why I meditate until I fall over.)
  9. Within Consciousness-without-an-object lie both the Universe and Nirvana, yet to Consciousness-without-an-object these two are the same. (I need a Venn or other-worldly diagram here.)
  10. Within Consciousness-without-an-object lies the seed of Time. (This is why you need an object called an alarm clock.)
  11. When awareness cognizes Time then knowledge of Timelessness is born. (Is this when the alarm clock wakes me up?)
  12. To be aware of Time is to be aware of the Universe, and to be aware of the Universe is to be aware of Time. (I guess it pays to know what time it really is.)group
  13. To realize Timelessness is to attain Nirvana. (Now I know why I’m happy when I’m dreaming!)
  14. But for Consciousness-without-an-object there is no difference between Time and Timelessness. (Get to work late, and this may not be exactly true.)
  15. Within Consciousness-without-an-object lies the seed of the world-containing Space.
  16. When awareness cognizes the world-containing Space then knowledge of the Spatial Void is born. (Is this when we dream?)
  17. To be aware of the world-containing Space is to be aware of the Universe of Objects. (This may be why we collect things.)
  18. To realize the Spatial Void is to awaken to Nirvanic Consciousness.
  19. But for Consciousness-without-an-object there is no difference between the world-containing Space and the Spatial Void.
  20. Within Consciousness-without-an-object lies the Seed of Law.       (I thought it was J. P. Court!)
  21. When consciousness of objects is born the Law is invoked as a Force tending ever toward Equilibrium. (I got lost here.)
  22. All objects exist as tensions within Consciousness-without-an-object that tend ever to flow into their own complements or others. (I hope you got that, I didn’t.)
  23. The ultimate effect of the flow of all objects into their complements is mutual cancellation in complete Equilibrium.
  24. Consciousness of the field of tensions is the Universe.
  25. But for Consciousness-without-an-object there is neither tension nor Equilibrium. (Now I need a drink, and I don’t drink!)
  26. The state of tensions is the state of ever-becoming.
  27. Ever-becoming is endless-dying. (He was just dying to say that.)
  28. So the state of consciousness of objects is a state of ever-renewing promises that pass into death at the moment of fulfillment.
  29. Thus when consciousness is attached to objects the agony of birth and death never ceases. (Oh, No! It’s my Mother’s fault!)
  30. In the state of Equilibrium where birth cancels death the deathless Bliss of Nirvana is realized. (Say again!)
  31. But Consciousness-without-an-object is neither agony nor bliss. (I’ll never go shopping again!)
  32. Out of the Great Void, which is Consciousness-without-an-object, the Universe is creatively projected. (Physicist Brian Greene explains how properties at a black hole’s surface – its event horizon – suggest the unsettling theory that our world is a mere representation of another universe, ….. Reality, that is, may be akin to a hologram. This is something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. Fermilab is building a machine that may prove that “reality” is only a holographic projection from the outermost boundary of the Universe. Reality may be a hologram in which all is projected illusion. Fermilab particle astrophysicist Craig Hogan is building the most precise clock of all time to directly measure whether our reality is an illusion.  Read moreThe new physics states that the entire Universe is a giant hologram projected through our brains creating the reality we see. But then what is projecting that hologram. Physicists hope that this surprising finding is a clue to the ultimate theory of reality. Now ask yourself, how does the brain react to virtual reality? Just ask a child, who toys with it everyday. They remove themselves from what we consider to be our real world, and get their minds immersed into another virtual world by playing virtual world video games. But are we, all of us, part of another virtual world? Within a hologram, the whole is within the part. No matter how many times you divide the whole, the part will always contain it’s totality.At a deeper level, reality may be a super-hologram (there is a super massive black hole at the center of each galaxy, including ours) in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. For now, the building blocks of reality are behaving in ways which are inexplicable.This may link up with theories that consciousness brings reality into existence through observation.Please keep in mind that those who go after the pull of the unknown can inevitably risk loosing their grip on reality by discovering that it possibly doesn’t exist in the first place, with reality possibly being an illusion. In which case, your haven’t really lost anything because, there wasn’t anything to lose to begin with.
  33. The Universe as experienced is the created negation that ever resists. (Resists what?)
  34. The creative act is bliss, the resistance, unending pain. (I’ll never say NO again, I promise!)
  35. Endless resistance is the Universe of experience, the agony of crucifixion. (How did religion get into this?)
  36. Ceaseless creativeness is Nirvana, the Bliss beyond human conceiving. (I was always happy with my coloring book.)
  37. But for Consciousness-without-an-object there is neither creativeness nor resistance.Caty
  38. Ever-becoming and ever-ceasing-to-be are endless action. (I think I already got that.)
  39. When ever-becoming cancels the ever-ceasing-to-be then Rest is realized. (Thank God!)
  40. Ceaseless action is the Universe.
  41. Unending Rest is Nirvana. (You got that right,)
  42. But Consciousness-without-an-object is neither Action nor Rest.
  43. When consciousness is attached to objects it is restricted through the forms imposed by the world-containing Space, by Time, and by Law. (Now my head hurts.)
  44. When consciousness is disengaged from objects, Liberation from the forms of the world-containing Space, of Time, and of Law is attained. (I’m going to stop thinking about things!)
  45. Attachment to objects is consciousness bound within the Universe. (Shopping can get you into trouble.)
  46. Liberation from such attachment is the State of unlimited Nirvanic Freedom. (We were told, “less is more”!)
  47. But Consciousness-without-an-object is neither bondage nor freedom.
  48. Consciousness-without-an-object may be symbolized by a SPACE that is unaffected by the presence or absence of objects, for which there is neither Time nor Timelessness, neither a world-containing Space nor a Spatial Void, neither Tension nor Equilibrium, neither Resistance nor Creativeness, neither Agony nor Bliss, neither Action nor Rest, and neither Restriction nor Freedom. (This man took several math courses too many. Did he not meet the deadline for withdrawal?)
  49. As the GREAT SPACE is not to be identified with the Universe, so neither is It to be identified with any Self. (I lost my identity at number 2.)
  50. The GREAT SPACE is not God, but the comprehender of all Gods, as well as of all lesser creatures.Ian
  51. The GREAT SPACE, or Consciousness-without-an-object, is the Sole Reality upon which all objects and all selves depend and derive their existence.
  52. Beside the GREAT SPACE there is none other. (I don’t know about you, but the great space that was my mind is now filled with smoke.)
    You may want to read this again.
    But I wouldn’t read it a third time.
    There are such things as limits.
    Too much of this and you will major in Philosophy
    and end up driving a cab. And some of the people you give rides to may be a bit unreal. But you will have a deeper depth of understanding and will  empathize with them. You may no longer be capable of deep reflection. But never object to reflect.

Please allow me to share this stunningly beautiful poem with you:

Compassion
by Franklin Merrell-Wolff

O Compassion! More than the other loves of men,
Less than the High Indifference;
Calmly standing by and waiting; years, centuries, millennia;
Taking to Thyself the suffering of all;
Transforming toward Joy;
With Light restraining Darkness; with good, evil;
Refusing release while others are bound;
Melting differences;
Accepting impurity, giving purity;
Bound by no law, yet acquiescing in bondage;
Available for all as the light of the sun,
Yet forced on no man against his will;
Needing nought for Thyself,
Though giving to all in need;
The Base of all hope for this humanity so low;
Pure Radiance Divine.
Sweet art Thou, unutterably sweet;
Melting within me all hardness;
Stirring inclusion of the low as the high;
The evil as the good; the weak as the strong;
The unclean as the pure; the violent as the considerate;
None left out;
Awaking new understanding and patience beyond Time;
Arousing forgetfulness of the petty in the grand sweep of the noble;
Equalizing regard, yet exalting true worth;
Reaching beyond all contradiction.
To Thee I sing, glorious Spirit;
Grandest God mankind can know.
—   —   —
Other web sites related to Franklin Merrell-Wolff:
The Franklin-Merrell-Wolff Website
The Franklin-Merrell-Wolff Fellowship
Friends of Franklin-Merrell-Wolff group on FaceBook
Franklin Merrell-Wolff – Consciousness Without An Object Discussion Group on Google Groups
Franklin-Merrell-Wolff on Wikipedia

Well, this has been a little deeper than the knee is high. But now you have the mathematicians bent on things. Aren’t you glad you had trouble with Algebra. If you get too deep in some of these subjects, you may find yourself all alone and then have nothing to do but think. Now, get some sleep. And if your head is hurting tomorrow, stop reading philosophy and watching television for awhile. Later, you can view some commercials and not realize that you are still in pain.

From: Christina Reiter, M.S., R.D.
Resident consulting dietitian at the University of Colorado–Boulder Wardenburg Health Center for Nutrition Education and Therapies.

What we eat and how we feel are linked in very complex ways. A healthy approach to eating is centered on savoring flavor, eating to satisfaction and increasing energy, rather than focusing on weight.

Get satisfaction!

Both eating and physical activity are fun, sensory experiences! In both, aim for pleasure — not pain.

Eat like a kid 

If adding more fruits and vegetables sounds ominous, look to “finger food” versions that preschool kids love — carrot and celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, grapes, berries and dried fruits. All are nutritional powerhouses packed with antioxidants.

Think Small

Often the biggest deterrent to improving health is feeling overwhelmed by all the available advice and research. Try to focus first on one small, seemingly inconsequential, unhealthy habit. If you have a can of soda at lunchtime every day, have a glass of water two days a week instead. healthy, positive habit.

It’s easy to build from here by adding more healthy substitutions.

FRIDAY TRIP

For Friday Feb. 20, 2015

Due to popular demand, we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at ROLLERLAND WEST, located at 7325 Calmont Avenue –Telephone: 817-244-8290. At approximately 11:15 a.m. will we will travel to At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will travel to La Madeleine Country French Café to enjoy lunch. Following lunch we will travel back to the school to work on our Shakespeare production with Director, George Rodriguez.
Pickup will be at 3:15 p.m. at the school.

Emergency Tele.: 682-777-1908

Please call and let us know if you will be late.

Students are NOT to leave Rollerland or the restaurant
without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and please provide funds for lunch.
Refreshments available: Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposits were Due for 2015-16
Mar. 9-13
Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare” at Stage West Theater

“I’ll walk in the rain by your side,
I’ll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand.

I’ll do anything to help you understand,
and I’ll love you more than anybody can.

And the wind will whisper your name to me,
little birds will sing along in time.

Leaves will bow down when you walk by
and morning bells will chime.”

– John Denver

Please visit this (William’s) Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details posted each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Yes, my child. We have had GREAT Presidents and Teddy Bears.

Yes, child.
We have had great Presidents.
Theodore Roosevelt

He was the only man to win the top prize for peace and war – the only president ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 43 he became the youngest President in the Nation’s history, becoming the 26th President of the United States at the age of 42 – in office from 1901 to 1909.

He jump-started the conservation movement, and was the first voice of reform in American politics. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa due to his outstanding grades, he was appointed Police Commissioner in New York and began to drive out corruption there with his usual fearlessness. President McKinley then appointed him as Secretary of the Navy. Later, he was elected Governor of New York in 1899. He worked very hard to make the Panama Canal a reality and obtained the Pure Food Act in 1906, regulating the food industry. He attacked corruption ruthlessly.

By the way, I found it interesting to discover that Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing about a peace conference in September 1905 between warring Russia and Japan. Later, Franklin Roosevelt, his Fifth cousin (same family), would be notable for getting a commitment from the leader of Russia (then the U.S.S.R.) to Enter a war (WWII) against Japan (same countries), after Germany’s impending surrender. Theodore was a Republican, Franklin a Democrat. You cannot make this stuff up. History is always fascinating and, like politics, truly strange territory indeed.

Franklin Roosevelt proved to be another of our great Presidents. You would not believe the problems he had to deal with – a world wide great depression and a world war, and all while having to cope with the deadly disease of Polio. Do you know why he is Honored with his image on the United States coin – the dime? Because of his crusade to defeat polio and the “March of Dimes” campaign to raise funds to fight this horrible disease!

The Teddy Bear, so beloved of children everywhere, was named for Theodore Roosevelt, after he refused to shoot a defenseless small cub black bear on a hunting trip. Yes, the Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was an outdoors man and a hunter, but also loved animals. In 1902, President Roosevelt legendarily spared this life and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called “teddy bears.”

Teddy BearYes, I am the proud owner of one. It was given to me by my Mother at the tender age of six. No, you may not borrow him. He is in almost as fragile a condition as his owner. And you may not borrow me either. I have napping to do. After all, we are almost the same age. And what he represents possesses far more wisdom than I can imagine having. By the way, his ears are totally worn out from being dragged around on the floor – by his ears. I simply must stop doing that. The students say it is embarrassing behavior (like they never embarrass anyone with their behavior). I blame “Teddy” Roosevelt for all the abuse.

And I blame my “Teddy Bear” for acquiring a major in political science. I must admit that my professors never accepted my eccentric behavior or that of “Teddy”, my bear. I think he also majored in political science. Why not? I told the other students he was a Baylor Bear. You would be shocked at what he got by with, claiming to be the school mascot. And, I believe he learned far more than me. His transcript may appear blank, like his stares. But he charmed all the teachers and students and got by with frequent naps, while I had to take copious notes. Next time around, I am wearing a fur coat and cuddling with everyone. One is never too old to learn!

Why the bears have all the fun?

Why let the bears have all the fun? By the way, convincing the wife to dress like this – was difficult!

President Theodore Roosevelt became the Father of Conservation. As president, he created five national parks – America’s best idea – which doubled the previously existing number and signed the landmark Antiquities Act. What he did was to preserve and protect the environment and wildlife of the United States. He was dedicated to preserving the country’s natural beauty. He created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906 and the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908.

“There can be no greater issue
than that of conservation in this country.”

– Confession of Faith Speech, August 6, 1912

Yes, my child. We have had truly great Presidents,
and adorable Teddy Bears!
Teddy Bear CartoonA 1902 cartoon in the Washington Post was the inspiration behind the birth of the “Teddy Bear.”

 

“As You Like It” beautifully done / Main Event

Ian, Rylee, Alden, Mason and Townes are players, one and all!

“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare was performed at Stage West Theater.

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Anderson School scholars successfully and dramatically created a beautiful rendition of Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, “As You Like IT”. Under the patient guidance of Actor and Director, George Rodriguez, the production displayed the unique talents and abilities of each individual.

Characters in our play were:

Mary Alice and Cole

      Mary Alice and Cole

Duke Senior: Trevor North
Rosalind, His Daughter: Natalie Raulerson
Duke Frederick, An Usurper: Bryson North
Celia, His Daughter: Mary Alice Oliver
Oliver, Son to Sir Rowland: Cole Fisher
Orlando, Son to Sir Rowland: Derek Cook

Director George X Rodriguez confers with Ian

Director, George X Rodriguez, confers with Ian on the finer points of playing Dennis in the play.

Dennis, A Servant: Ian Quattlebaum
Le Beau, A Courtier: Caty Kline
Charles, A Wrestler: Mason Martin
Touchstone, A Clown or Fool: Jacob Kline
Amiens, A Poet: Rylee Bolin
Jaques, A Malcontent Satirist: Michael Savage
Corin, A Shepherd: Mason Martin
Silvius, A Shepherd in Love: Alden Collins

Derek

Derek prepares diligently.

Phebe, A Shepherdess: Caty Kline
Sir Oliver Martext, A Vicar: Townes Raulerson

Lords and Followers:
Alden Collins
Rylee Bolin
Mason Martin
Caty Kline
Kylee Stone
Ian Quattlebaum

PRODUCTION STAFF:
Assistant Director – Sam Brown
Assistants to the Director – Jacob Kline & Natalie Raulerson

Our very SPECIAL GRATITUDE goes to
Dana Schultes, actress, Director and Producer of Stage West Theater

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Alexander Anderson
Sam Brown
Rylee Bolin
Jacob Kline
Natalie Raulerson
Kayla Stone
and The Wonderful Staff of Stage West

And our very special gratitude and congratulations to Director, George X Rodriguez, Instructor in the Performing Arts for another magnificent production and to Alexander Anderson, Director of Technology and Instructor in Autodidactism (self-directed learning). Alex will have the final production video available, later, on our website, andersonschool.net, for your enjoyment.

Mary Alice

Mary Alice

My congratulations to everyone for presenting another beautiful work of Shakespeare. And congratulations to Our First Place Winners In The Scarborough Renaissance Festival Poetry and Prose Competition:

Natalie Raulerson – High School Division and Mary Alice Oliver – Middle School Division.

Included are a few photos of the presentation of this outstanding play.

Noah Thompson, who was "Othello" in times gone by shows Michael a finer gesture of leadership.

Noah Thompson, who was “Othello” in times gone by shows Michael (left) a finer gesture of leadership.

We will have more photos available through our Flickr page shortly. And again, congratulations to everyone, including our students, parents, teachers and our gifted and inspiring Director, George Rodriguez.

We were pleased to visit with several former students who came to enjoy the play. They included Noah Thompson, Carter Gansky and Lucas Short.

Natalie Raulerson

Natalie in the Forest of Arden

ON FRIDAY – We will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on May. 16, 2014. Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes and socks on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card. Please pay $16.00 to Dr. A.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts
tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Alden and Caty

        Alden and Caty

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

Rylee, Michael & Jake

  Rylee, Michael & Jake

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are invited to participate on our fun trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present. If you have questions, call 817-448-8484.

Shakespeare & Great Wolf Lodge

Student behavior? NO PROBLEM!

Student behavior?       NO PROBLEM!

Mahatma Gandhi

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Our plan for FRIDAY, is to rehearse for our play.

All students will meet at the school for rehearsal on FRIDAY morning at 8:30 a.m. We will spend the entire day in preparation for our upcoming production of “As You Like It”. PICKUP Friday will be at 3:15 p.m.

Theatrical performances will be this Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Dana Schultes, Actress, Director and Producer at Stage West Theater, for her kind and compassionate assistance. Without Dana, our performance of Shakespeare’s, “As You Like It” would not be possible. Thank you Dana and Stage West Theater! Be sure to visit stagewest.org to view their outstanding lineup of live theater coming to the stage, which includes: Thursday, May 15, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 / The UnmentionablesBruce Norris

Thursday, July 10, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014 / HeroesGerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard
Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 / Beyond TherapyChristopher Durang

TICKETS for our play, Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” on Tuesday night are $20.00 each and may be purchased at the door. Tickets are $10.00, at the door, for the Preview Performance on Monday night. Food will be provided for the audience of our Tuesday night production. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

“We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.”
– Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems

Thank you for loving me!

Thank you for loving me!

MONDAY and TUESDAY:

On MONDAY we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Swiss Pastry Shop located at 3936 West Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth (817.732.5661) for early lunch. Following lunch, we will caravan to the Stage West Theater located at 821/823 West Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, for rehearsal (Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Thank you for loving all of us.

Thank you for loving                all of us.

On TUESDAY we will meet at the theater at 9:00 a.m. and remain until 5:00 p.m. We will break for dinner at 5:00 p.m. each day and then meet again at 6:30 p.m. at the Theater for evening performances which begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE!

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE! We love you too.

Please provide funds for LUNCH and DINNER ($5.00 – $10,00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise and over exposure to children over many eons (yes, many!)

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / IN-LAWS / OUTLAWS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with rehearsals.

Thank you Prof Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Thank you Prof. Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY, RUMORS, ALIEN ABDUCTION STORIES, EXAGGERATIONS, ETC. – a fine art learned from his west Texas childhood.)

“Live simply.
Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence.”
― Tony Samara

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Monday & Tues.)
Rehearsal & Performances at Stage West Theater (All day)
May 19 & 20 No School (Preparation days for our trip as Dr. A looks for the courage to, once again, survive the ordeal of having way too much fun.)
May 21-23 (Wed.-Friday.) Adventure Trip to Great Wolf Lodge.

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.”
― Terence McKenna

For our Spring Adventure Trip we are headed to GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and will stay at the GREAT WOLF LODGE. Great Wolf is located in the heart of Grapevine, Texas. This hotel / entertainment complex holds 605 guest rooms. There are 5 restaurants, an 80,000 square foot waterpark, and a full service spa on the property. The Lodge is about 25 minutes from Fort Worth. Address: 100 Great Wolf Drive (very original name), Grapevine, TX 76051, Telephone: 817-448-6510

Great Wolf is a year-round family resort, Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine defies the weather outside with an indoor water park experience that has young and old soaking in the fun. It is always a balmy 84 degrees (cooler than the hot water Dr. A gets into, rather constantly!) inside Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s mammoth 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. The state-of-the-art facility features nine waterslides, six pools and a four-story tree house water fort. Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine offers rustic charm with kid-friendly amenities like cave-themed suites with Nintendo. Great Wolf has 80,000-square-foot waterpark.

I don't know. I'm suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

I don’t know. I’m suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

Kids will have a great time staying in one of Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s spacious family-style suites, which fit groups from four to eight. Cave and log cabin-themed decor makes each room uniquely fun. Grownups will appreciate the king- and queen-sized beds, separate sleeping quarters for kids, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and more.
The Great Wolf Lodge Garpevine’s water park has proven to be an ideal escape for many of our parents and kids, offering kid-friendly fun that gives parents time to relax with children in sight. The 80,000 indoor park includes nine water slides, a four-story water fort and much more. In the huge eight-story lobby, the Great Clock Tower comes to life three times daily, entertaining guests with animation and song.

Don't mess with Texas or ME!

Don’t mess with Texas or ME!

Great Wolf Lodge also features a large video arcade and fitness center and: Indoor pool, Fitness center or spa, Jacuzzi & Children’s activities, Game room, Maid service, Guest laundromat & Express checkout, ATM/Cash machine, Security Wake-up service, Barber shop, Gift shop, Copy service & Audio visual equipment.

Parking: Free parking

Rooms: Television with cable & Radio & Safe & Telephone & AM/FM alarm clock & Free newspaper, Hairdryer in room, In room movies, Electronic door locks, Iron & Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms, Bath tub, door knobs on doors (OK. I made that up.)

The key? Uh, I don't know!

The key? Uh, I don’t know!

We plan to let our students relax and have fun and let the worries of the world pass them by and in comfort. They have worked hard all year, and it is now time to celebrate.

FINANCIAL: The total amount due for this trip is $250.00 for each student and parent guest or other guest. If you require a separate room for your family, the cost will, necessarily, be greatly increased. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are not included. Please provide funds for meals, shopping and other special activities not on our itinerary. Please pay the trip fee by this Friday, May 9.

We will gather at the school on TUESDAY, May 20, between 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., to load suitcases, backpacks, etc. into the vehicles making this trip (and confabulate, sign forms, reminisce about past adventures, tell jokes (please bring some really good ones) etc. Please come on Tuesday (unless you are driving directly to Great Wolf & have submitted all paperwork).

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

We will meet at the McDonald’s on Clifford Street at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 to caravan to Great Wolf. PLEASE BE ON TIME! We plan to depart and return home at 12:00 p.m. following lunch on FRIDAY. * Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Ian's buddy is a beauty!

Ian’s buddy is a beauty!

Adventure trips are an integral part of the curriculum, and
ALL students are expected to participate and join in the fun.

 “While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man’s heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.”
― Franz Winkler

It is imperative that we have the following no later than Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.

1) A signed & witnessed Release from Claims and Liabilities.

2) A signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention.Around School 5-5-14 002

3) A signed Medication Authorization Form. We recommend you give written approval, under special instructions, for us to provide medication, with your authorization over the telephone. Otherwise, we will not be able to help your child. Please call Dr. A if you need help with this.

PLEASE NOTE: The Anderson Private School, its staff, administration or chaperones do not assume responsibility and are NOT responsible for the administration of medication to any student. Also, students are responsible for their own hygiene (taking showers, etc.) and their behavior.

4) A verification (copy) of Health Insurance for your child(ren), if available. This will assist in getting medical/emergency care for your child if needed.

Participants/parents/guardians/ and other guests are responsible for any & all damages to property owned by Great Wolf, the Anderson School, other establishments, or other persons.

* NO PARENT MAY DISCIPLINE ANY CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. Parents may report disciplinary concerns to Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

NO ONE may enter a swimming area without ADULT supervision and the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. NO exceptions!

Forms MUST be signed and witnessed no later than TUESDAY, May 20. Do not ask us to take care of this on Wednesday morning – our minds will be on departing, consuming gallons of coffee, etc.

NOTE: There will be opportunities for shopping and other entertainment Please bring additional funds with you, if you wish to participate in other additional events that are not on the itinerary. Additional activities require the permission of Mrs. Anderson. (Dr. A is probably napping! Do not disturb him as he is dreaming of not being disturbed.)

Reminder: TUITION for 2014-2015 was DUE on May 1.

Thank You !
Bill & LeVonna

“One does not become enlightened
by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.”
― C.G. Jung

Our Collective Conscience / Flight Deck & Bookstore

Kirby is so . . . American!

Kirby is so . . . relaxed!

It is a startling revelation to suddenly discover a great truth emanating from a simplistic experiment. Allow me to share it with you.

Take a very large jar, fill it with beans, and ask as many people as you can to guess how many beans are in it. This is simple, but great truths are simple.

Write down the number each person comes up with and keep averaging the total (Total number of beans divided by the number of people making a guess).

You will discover a unique phenomenon occurring. After you carefully count the beans, telling NO ONE the total, you will see that as more and more people make guesses, the average number gets closer and closer to the exact total number of beans in the jar. And if enough people submit a guess, the exact number you count will also be the average number of everyone. Strange, isn’t it?

How is it possible that a large group of people could know, as a group, the exact number of beans, and without counting them? Think carefully about it! What you are giving careful consideration to is called, “The Collective Conscience”. And you can especially appreciate this title, due to the very counter intuitive nature of this simplistic experiment.

Ian is ready for our annual Chess Match.

Ian is ready for our annual Chess Tournament.

And now we can better understand the genius of our forefathers, who knew instinctively in their hearts, that democracy works. General mathematics, together with other phenomena including studies in such diverse fields as Ethics, genetics, Theology, Biology and statistics, consistently validate our belief in ourselves and in the beautiful, insightful, and I would say, Spiritual, design of our American Constitution. I truly believe, as do many others, that it was Divinely inspired. It was a direct result of a strong belief by the framers of the Constitution in, “Our Collective Conscience”.

There is so much beauty in the precious gift of our beloved Nation. And that gift came at a very, very high price in suffering and death. We owe our men and women in uniform, past and present, more than we can ever pay.

So please, let’s follow the beautiful example set by my friend and student, Alden, and extend a hand in gratitude to thank all those in uniform who serve to defend what we proudly proclaim is our liberty. To honor them is to honor Truth. And the Truth shall keep us free.

Am I not cute? Say yes or it's off with your arm!

Am I not cute? Say yes, or it’s off with your arm!

When “We the people” put enough of our minds, and especially our hearts, together in making decisions and charting a path to follow, the results point us in a positive and inexplicably inspired direction. Our collective conscience leads us, both individually and as a group, toward truth, and I believe, toward enlightenment and the presence of God.

The fact that you and I crossed paths and have connected at this moment, may have a deep meaning and a significant purpose. You have arrived here and are reading these humble lines, and are being presented with an opportunity to explore, with your mind and with your heart, extremely empowering and vital information regarding life. A powerful and transformational insight can, should you allow it, prove to be something you have been looking for. When we look back at this life, this day, we are all searching in our minds for proof that a higher conscience exists. And what a glorious and indescribably beautiful discovery it is to know that it does, and that through the collective conscience of all others, we are truly loved.

Michael drives. Cole is the back seat driver.

Michael drives. Cole is the back seat driver.

For your consideration, I want you to know that you already possess everything required to experience abundance (not material), real happiness and freedom for yourself. If you become aware of the collective conscience of all mankind, it can become an exhilarating and truly liberating experience.

It is a refreshing vindication of the wisdom of the masses.

Other examples for human collectives are arguably political decision making processes.

The “wisdom of crowds” points directly to a belief in us and, importantly, in GOD.

The key to being, doing and having more in life is as simple as being aware and learning to choose “consciously.” Each of us, as an individual being, are an integral, yet individual part, of a Universal Consciousness, which is THE source of all that is, was or ever will be. The heartbeat of humanity is truly one.

For Friday April. 25, 2014

By Popular DEMAND! We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Half-Price Books, located at 475 Sherry Lane, north of Ridgmar Mall –Telephone: 817-732-4111. At approximately 10:45 a.m. we will travel to La Madeleine Country French Café to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we will caravan to Flight Deck located a half mile west of Ridgmar Mall, at the Cherry Lane exit off I-30, at 7751 Scott St. in Fort Worth, to enjoy jumping and acting, otherwise, a little abnormal.

PICK UP will be at FLIGHT DECK at 2:30 p.m.

“We must always bear in mind that we are not going to be free, but are free already. Every idea that we are bound is an illusion. Every idea that we are happy or unhappy is a tremendous delusion.” Vivekananda

DESTINATIONS: FLIGHT DECK, where FUN and fitness take flight! It integrates rebounding (trampoline jumping) along with strength and flexibility training. Reconnect with your inner child. Flight Deck features a mix of aerobics, core strengthening, coordination & flexibility exercises. YOU WILL NEED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS (contact Flight Deck for instructions).

Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please call if you will be late.

Students are NOT to leave the bookstore, restaurant or take flight
from the flight deck without the approval of Dr. A. He is well known for melodramatic swoons and fainting spells if you are missing and it is a little much for Mrs. A.

FINANCIAL: The cost for Flight Deck is approximately $11.00 for our one hour – please pay at the Flight Deck. And please provide funds for a good book and for lunch. Refreshments: Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are always invited to participate on our trips.

IMPORTANT DATES:
April 29 (Tuesday) SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Mon. & Tues.) Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater
May 16 (Friday) Main Event

A. n . d . e . r . s . o . n
“There is no weapon more powerful in achieving the truth
than acceptance of oneself.” – Prejnanpad

RJ's favorite pillow is white sock stuffed with a warm foot.

RJ’s favorite pillow is a white sock stuffed with a warm foot. My foot!